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Pinokio hoppers - Pinokio Loader System Information
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Pinokio hoppers
7901 hill park ct.
lorton, VA 22079

Email: info@pinokiohoppers.com
Website: http://pinokiohoppers.com
The Pinokio comes packaged with 2 fronts, one for speed ball and one for scenario/woodsball with 140 round attachment. Pinokio's feed rate surpasses the 30+ balls per second benchmark, and is the lightest hopper on the market weighing in at just under 15.3 oz per unit and just over 1lb with the 140 attachment installed. Pinokio's 30+ ball per second rate of fire is also battery friendly, the Pinokio has been extensively tested for battery consumption and has the ability to rip through 37 plus cases of paint on just 2 9V Batteries which in it self is a massive savings annually.
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 Release Date: 2007
 MSRP: $169.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
 Reviews: 105
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Pinokio hoppers Pinokio Loader System PROS- I love how much this loader can hold even without the high capacity cone, I believe it holds around 280 balls with the normal nose cone which is absolutely amazing! I like that the larger nose...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $90.00
Pros: capacity, efficiency, reliability
Cons: profile, taking apart
PROS- I love how much this loader can hold even without the high capacity cone, I believe it holds around 280 balls with the normal nose cone which is absolutely amazing! I like that the larger nose comes with the hopper as opposed to having to buy it separately like the other loaders on the market today. The Pinokio takes two 9V battery and from what I've heard they will last for a very long time (haven't had long enough to have to change batteries). The reliability is second to none, doesn't jam and is very gentle even on the most brittle paint. It is also very easy to clean, just slide the nose out and you can wipe it down pretty easily. The simplicity of the Pinokio is awesome, I love having one button and two modes, ON and OFF. My friend has a Prophecy and although it may be easy to work it sure appears as though it has a lot of buttons and settings, just seems incredibly inconvenient.

CONS- The only problem I could find with this hopper is the slightly ugly appearance and how you have to unscrew about 8 screws to put on the solid lid. However you probably never will have to switch from a speed feed to a solid lid quickly.

CONCLUSION- I love this loader, great price, great product! I would recommend this product to everyone!!
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Pinokio hoppers Pinokio Loader System The Pinokio is a great hopper. It feeds fast and consistent and I found it to be very reliable. I never had issues with jamming or it not feeding or anything like that. The battery life on it...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.00
Pros: Light and fast, very reliable
Cons: Sits too high on the gun for my taste
The Pinokio is a great hopper. It feeds fast and consistent and I found it to be very reliable. I never had issues with jamming or it not feeding or anything like that. The battery life on it seemed decent as well. The only thing about it that I didn't really care for is how high it sits on the gun. It's a fairly tall hopper and makes for larger target than some of it's competitors. Still, overall, it's a great hopper.
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Pinokio hoppers Pinokio Loader System I love this thing, what i like the most is you always know its on with the one button push on/off and the light is on or off. I like the noise it makes every time you shoot. its slight and quick but...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $109.00
Pros: dependable! and capacity
Cons: they were out of smoked!
I love this thing, what i like the most is you always know its on with the one button push on/off and the light is on or off. I like the noise it makes every time you shoot. its slight and quick but when you hear it you know a ball is on its way to the target.
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Pinokio hoppers Pinokio Loader System overall the pinokio hopper is one of my favors for the price you cant beat and the reliability is awesome i love this hopper
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: light fast holds alot
Cons: very big on gun
overall the pinokio hopper is one of my favors for the price you cant beat
and the reliability is awesome i love this hopper
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Pinokio hoppers Pinokio Loader System Super easy to clean, super easy to swap batteries. Can't complain really, its not the hottest looking, but it won't leave you hanging.
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $139.00
Pros: Amount of paint I can carry
Cons: Large nose cone
Super easy to clean, super easy to swap batteries. Can't complain really, its not the hottest looking, but it won't leave you hanging.
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Pinokio hoppers Pinokio Loader System this is a very large hopper and is kinda ugly because of it. BUT, it has never chopped a ball or tried to double feed. best and most consistant marker on the market at the time. There is no reason to...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Capacity, reliability
Cons: kinda ugly
this is a very large hopper and is kinda ugly because of it. BUT, it has never chopped a ball or tried to double feed. best and most consistant marker on the market at the time. There is no reason to buy another brand and I never will after the pinokio.
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Pinokio hoppers Pinokio Loader System This is a very good loader. I got it at Ans Gear.com for $130 and I must sday it is worth every penny! Pros: -Fast: While I don't know how fast it WILL go, it kept up with my etek going at about 16...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $129.99
Pros: Fast, durable, reliable, efficent
Cons: high profile
This is a very good loader. I got it at Ans Gear.com for $130 and I must sday it is worth every penny!

Pros:

-Fast: While I don't know how fast it WILL go, it kept up with my etek going at about 16 bps and I really dont think it would need to go faster!

-Duarble: This hopper is made of an extremely durable plastic that seems bullet proof. The nose cone has taken several shots in the same area with out braking. It has also been stepped on without braking.

-Efficient: I have gone through around 12 cases and havent had to replace the battery.


Cons:

-High profile: This loader it very tall. I have a prophecy for my Ego X and a Pinokio for the Etek 3 LT. I compared them in size from the base of the feedneck and the prophecy was about 2-3 inches shorter and about the same length with same cpacities. This makes it slightly impractical for speedball and certainly tourney play.

Summary: This is a great loader.

-If you are a rec player who plays more woodsball than speedball I would recommend this over the prophecy.

-If you play scenerio this IS the best loader.

-If you are a tourney player: get the prophecy

Overall a good loader!
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Pinokio hoppers Pinokio Loader System I've had the pinokio for about 2 years now. THe loader is great on batteries, I have never had to change mine after about 25 cases (I hear that they can go to 54 cases without stopping). Some...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: never jams, great battery life, capacity
Cons: shell cracks kind of easy
I've had the pinokio for about 2 years now. THe loader is great on batteries, I have never had to change mine after about 25 cases (I hear that they can go to 54 cases without stopping). Some people complain over the profile but it really isnt that big of a deal. The capacity is amazing. I actually got a rotor after this and would always forget to reload because I was so used to how much the pinokio carries. I don't use the long nose much because that amount of paint makes the set up incredibly heavy. After 2 years this loader has heald up great. I have a few stress cracks in the shell but nothing compromising. I also had my prop break during a tournament. I called up Jen at pinokio and she sent be a new prob right away. This company has some great CS. Cant wait to see the F1 when it comes out. I know I will be buying it.
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Pinokio hoppers Pinokio Loader System I play a mix of Speed ball and Rec Ball, and I have so far loved this hopper. I have shot about 10 cases of paint through it. It's great for speedball, as it will keep up with my gun, and having a...
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: St. George Utah
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $140.00
Pros: Size, Versatility, Speed
Cons: Large Size
I play a mix of Speed ball and Rec Ball, and I have so far loved this hopper. I have shot about 10 cases of paint through it.

It's great for speedball, as it will keep up with my gun, and having a little more paint always helps. Maxed my gun out at 28 BPS (Per my OLED and our field Chrono) no hickups, or pauses, just a nice constent stream till it ran out of paint.

For Scenario, I put on the Stage 2 nose cone, and take it out to lay down a lot of paint for cover. Also for playing back, or some scenario's, (we have a tower on the field and we have a capture the tower type game.) being able to charge with a stream of paint like a firehose makes it a lot nicer since when you get where your going, you don't have to reload yet. When laying cover fire, its great cause I get a lot of people that think when I stop I'm reloading, and pop up only to find another stream heading there way.

All in all a great loader, can't go wrong.
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Pinokio hoppers Pinokio Loader System I used a pinokio for a few months. It worked well for me, but it was hard to get used to the large profile it had. It was also a bit noisy, but that was easy to overcome. I would love to see a...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Feeds well, good battery life
Cons: Large profile, hard to get a hold of one
I used a pinokio for a few months. It worked well for me, but it was hard to get used to the large profile it had. It was also a bit noisy, but that was easy to overcome. I would love to see a smaller profile pinokio come out, and to have them be more readily available.
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